Re: [xml2rfc-dev] consensus=true warning

"Martin Thomson" <mt@lowentropy.net> Mon, 18 November 2019 01:59 UTC

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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:59:19 +0800
From: "Martin Thomson" <mt@lowentropy.net>
To: "Henrik Levkowetz" <henrik@levkowetz.com>, xml2rfc-dev@ietf.org
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Subject: Re: [xml2rfc-dev] consensus=true warning
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On Mon, Nov 18, 2019, at 09:38, Henrik Levkowetz wrote:
> Provide a consensus setting in the file, and you won't see it.
>
> This is the result of RFC 7998 requiring the preptool to set all attributes
> that aren't set, but have a default value, to the default value.  Since the
> tool should really not assert something that only the author is able
> to properly say (does this document have consensus or not) there is a
> warning.

As the warning says, the only valid value is "true".  So why do I get a warning when I choose to rely on the default?  

Note that I also get this warning if I set the value to "false", but as I am generating Internet-Drafts, I don't believe that to be appropriate.